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Full text of "Voting precincts. : Division of wards"

[Document 120—1918.] 







WAED FIVE 



REDIVISION INTO VOTING 
PEECINCTS. 



In City Council, January 20, 1919. 

The following was received : 

City of Boston, 
Office of the Mayor, January 15, 1919. 

To the City Council: 

Gentlemen, — I am herewith transmitting to you 
a communication from the Board of Election Com- 
missioners relative to a redivision of Ward 5 into seven 
voting precincts. I recommend the passage of the 
accompanying order. 

Respectfully, 
Andrew J. Peters, Mayor. 



Hon. 



Board of Election Commissioners, 

Boston, January 14, 1919. 

Andrew J. Peters, 
Mayor of Boston: 
Dear Sir, — The Board of Election Commissioners, 
acting under the provisions of chapter 74 of the General 
Acts of 1918, submit herewith a proposed redivision of 
Ward 5 into seven voting precincts, believing that such 
a redivision is necessary on account of the reduction of 
registered voters in several of the precincts of said ward. 

Respectfully, 
Board of Election Commissioners, 

Melancthon W. Burlen, Chairman. 






2 City Document No. 120. 

Ordered, That a new division into voting precincts 
be made in Ward 5, and said precincts are hereby 
constituted as follows: 

Ward 5. 
Precinct 1. 

All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the centre line of Washington Street North and the 
harbor line extended; thence by said harbor line ex- 
tended and by the harbor line to its intersection with 
the centre line of Eastern avenue extended; thence 
by said centre line extended and by the centre lines 
of Eastern avenue, Commercial, Fleet, Garden Court, 
Prince and Causeway streets and Washington Street 
North to the point of beginning. Number of voters, 628. 

Precinct 2. 

All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the centre lines of Atlantic avenue and Clinton street; 
thence by the centre lines of Clinton street, Merchants 
row, North and Blackstone streets to the intersection 
with the centre line of Sudbury street extended, in 
Haymarket square; thence by said centre line of Sud- 
bury street extended to its intersection with the centre 
line of Canal street ; thence by the centre lines of Canal, 
Causeway and Beverly streets and Warren Bridge to its 
intersection with the line separating Ward Four from 
Ward Five in Charles River ; thence by said ward line to 
its intersection with the northeasterly line of Wash- 
ington Street North; thence by said northeasterly 
line to its intersection with the harbor line; thence 
by said harbor line and said harbor line extended to 
its intersection with the centre line of Washington 
Street North; thence by the centre lines of Wash- 
ington Street North, Causeway, Prince, Garden Court, 
Fleet and Commercial streets, Eastern avenue and 
Eastern avenue extended to its intersection with the 
harbor line; thence by said harbor line to its intersec- 
tion with the southerly line of Long Wharf; thence 
by said southerly line to its intersection with the centre 
line of Atlantic avenue; thence by the centre line of 
Atlantic avenue to the point of beginning. Number 
of voters, 714. 



Redivision of Ward 5. 



Precinct 3. 



All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the centre lines of Sudbury and Court streets; thence 
by the centre line of Court street to Bowdoin square; 
thence across Bowdoin square to the intersection of 
the centre line of Cambridge street ; thence by the centre 
lines of Cambridge, Lynde and Leverett streets and 
Charles River Dam to its intersection with the boundary 
line between Boston and Cambridge in Charles River; 
thence by said boundary line and the line dividing 
Wards Four and Five in Charles River to its intersection 
with the centre line of Warren Bridge; thence by the 
centre line of Warren Bridge, Beverly, Causeway and 
Canal streets to its intersection with the centre line 
of Sudbury street extended, in Haymarket square; 
thence by the centre line of said extended street and the 
centre line of Sudbury street to the point of beginning. 
Number of voters, 750. 

Precinct 4- 

All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the centre lines of Charles and Cambridge streets; 
thence by the centre lines of Cambridge street and 
Cambridge Bridge to the intersection with the boundary 
line between Boston and Cambridge in Charles River; 
thence by said boundary line to its intersection with the 
centre line of Charles River Dam; thence by the centre 
lines of Charles River Dam, Leverett, Green, Chambers, 
Allen and Charles streets to the point of beginning. 
Number of voters, 763. 

Precinct 5. 
All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the centre lines of Lynde and Cambridge streets; 
thence by the centre lines of Cambridge, Charles, 
Allen, Chambers, Green and Lynde streets to the 
point of beginning. Number of voters, 715. 

Precinct 6. 
All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the centre lines of La Grange and Tremont streets; 



4 City Document No. 120. 

thence by the centre lines of Tremont, Park, Beacon, 
Bowdoin and Cambridge streets to Bowdoin square; 
thence across Bowdoin square and by the centre lines 
of Court and Sudbury streets and by the centre line 
of Sudbury street extended to its intersection with the 
centre line of Blackstone street; thence by the centre 
lines of Blackstone and North streets, Merchants row, 
Clinton street and Atlantic avenue to the southerly line 
of Long Wharf extended; thence by said extended 
southerly line of Long Wharf to its intersection with the 
harbor line ; thence by said harbor line to its intersection 
with the centre line of Kneeland street extended; thence 
by said extended centre line to the centre line of Atlantic 
avenue; thence by the centre lines of Atlantic avenue, 
Beach, Washington and La Grange streets to the point 
of beginning. Number of voters, 573. 

Precinct 7. 
All that part of said ward lying within the follow- 
ing described line: Beginning at the intersection of 
the location of the tracks of the Boston & Albany 
and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
roads and Shawmut avenue; thence by the centre 
lines of Shawmut avenue, Tremont, La Grange, Wash- 
ington and Beach streets, Atlantic avenue and Kneeland 
street extended to the harbor line; thence by said 
harbor line to the centre line of Broadway; thence 
by the centre line of Broadway and the location of the 
tracks of the Boston & Albany and the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroads to the point of beginning. 
Number of voters, 729. 



In City Council, January 20, 1919. Passed. 

James Donovan, City Clerk. 
Approved January 22, 1919. 

Andrew J. Peters, Mayor. 



A true copy. 
Attest : 



James Donovan, City Clerk.